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Opticians out to fight quackery in eye care sector

The new leadership of the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA), Lagos State Chapter, says its major focus is to address quackery in the eye care industry.

Customs shot, injures pregnant woman in Ogun

A pregnant woman, identified as Olugunna Bukola was, on Thursday, shot by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Iyana-Iyesi area of Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Libya returnees: NEMA dissatisfied with response of Southwest states

Mr Martins Ejike, the South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has expressed dissatisfaction over poor response of some state governments in evacuating the Libyan returnees from the reception centre in the state.

Customs intercepts N5.96 billion goods in 2017

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja of the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted contraband goods with Duty Paid Valued of N5.96 billion between January and December 2017.

Customs distributes rice worth N3.79 billion to IDPs in Northeast – official

The Nigeria Customs Service has distributed 252,666 (50kg) bags of rice worth N3.79 bn in the last 22 months to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast and Benin.

LAUTECH teaching hospital sacks 255, redeploys 299 staff to state service

No fewer than two hundred and fifty-five (255) workers of Ladoka Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital have been sacked by the management of the institution.

Two dead as police, robbers clash in Benue

No fewer than two persons have been killed in Okpoga community in Okpokwu LGA of Benue State as suspected robbers and men of the Nigeria Police engaged in shootout, along the Ugbokolo-Owukpa road.

Ten killed as bus collides with speeding truck

Ten passengers in a commercial bus travelling to Ibadan in Oyo State were confirmed dead in an accident when the bus collided with a truck on Abeokuta/Ibadan Road in Ogun.

NANS congratulates President Buhari at 75, pledges support against anti-corruption

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 75th birthday, wishing him more active years on earth.

Lagos recreational parks set to host visitors, guests at Yuletide

Mr Abdulateef Olajide, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) on Wednesday said that its recreational parks were ready to host families and children at Yuletide.

Truck crushes 2 to death in Ogun

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) on Tuesday said that two persons lost their lives in an accident that happened along Atan-Idiroko road.

PENGASSAN warns federal govt against selling oil and gas assets to fund 2018 budget

Oil workers, under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), have warned the Federal Government against selling profitable oil and gas assets as scrap to fund the 2018 budget.

Two dead in Ogun accident

Two persons died on Sunday in a lone accident involving a Toyota Sequoia in Kobape area along Abeokuta-Sagamu Interchange Expressway.

NANS backs Gani Adams’ appointment as Are Ona Kakanfo

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Thursday applauded Otunba Gani Adams over his appointment as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba nation by the Alaafin of Oyo.

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Dapo Kolawole tackles Governor Fayose on award of contracts, seeks EFCC investigation

The former Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development in Ekiti State, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, has accused the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, of fraudulently rewarding contracts already awarded under the immediate past administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

Indonesian police arrest two men over gay sex video

Two Indonesian men have been arrested for allegedly uploading a video of themselves having sex to social media, police said Tuesday, amid a crackdown on the LGBT community in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation.

Hotel evacuated, stations closed after London gas leak

Almost 1,500 people were evacuated from a hotel and night club in central London overnight and two train stations were closed following a gas leak, authorities said Tuesday.

Man gets two-year jail term for stealing ram

An Ota Magistrates Court in Ogun on Tuesday sentenced a 37-year-old man, Ramon Bello, to two years imprisonment for stealing a ram valued at N75,000.

Nigeria committed to single African air transport market – Hadi Sirika

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says Nigeria is committed to the full implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), which will be inaugurated on Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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The world has gone in reverse – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world, in the past year, has gone in reverse as peace remains elusive.

FRSC to reduce road accidents by 50% in 2018 – Boboye Oyeyemi

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, says the corps will reduce by 50 per cent the rate of accidents on the highways if the funds appropriated for the agency was adequately released.

Theo Walcott set to undergo Everton medical ahead of move from Arsenal

Theo Walcott has travelled to Merseyside to undergo a medical with Everton ahead of his proposed move from Arsenal.

2019: Group woos support for ex-VP Atiku Abubakar to clinch PDP ticket

A political group; “Iam Atikulated2019’’ has appealed to leaders and stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to support the candidacy of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential elections.

Nigeria’s democracy is military democracy of sharing – Bisi Akande

A former Interim National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, says the presidential system of government Nigeria is practicing can no longer sustain its growth and success.